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Ticks & Fleas

Fleas and ticks are both blood-feeding insects which can become a problem in and around structures.

Danger Signs


  • Bite marks or red welts, usually around ankles or other extremities
  • Live adult fleas on furniture or flooring and animals present
  • If animals are present, excessive itching and/or agitation


  • Often times ticks can be mistaken for bed bugs
  • Live ticks moving about on the body or clothing
  • Imbedded tick in the skin

Potential Harm

  • Spread of disease
  • Annoyance pest

Business Consequences

  • Aesthetics
  • Disruption of work, employee distraction

Steps To Take

  • Identify pest (flea or tick)
  • If animals are present, the animal must see a veterinarian.
  • In the case of fleas, liquid applications of flea management materials with an insect growth regulator may be appropriate.
  • In the case of ticks, if treatments are warranted, it is typically an exterior treatment of the surrounding area.

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